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Democrat’s accidental vote legalizes natural gas fracking in North Carolina

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Democrat’s accidental vote legalizes natural gas fracking in North Carolina

North Carolina is moving forward to legalize hydraulic fracturing — commonly called fracking — after an accidental vote by Democratic state Rep. Becky Carney overrode Democratic Gov. Bev Perdue’s veto on Monday.

Perdue had attempted to veto a Senate bill passed to allow the natural-gas extraction technique in her state, WRAL reported.

The vote was 72-47, with Carney’s accident providing the final vote necessary for the override.

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